2013 NBA Finals: LeBron James, Miami Heat Force Game 7 With Thrilling Overtime Win

By Dan Parzych
Miami Heat
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Over the first five games of the 2013 NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat have been exchanging wins back and fourth each game. So when the Heat came through with the big win in Game 6 on Tuesday, it really shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise–it’s just nobody could have predicted it to go the way that it did.

After trailing by 10 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, Miami stepped it up in the fourth quarter when it mattered the most before going on to win 103-100 in overtime thanks to another monster performance by LeBron James. Even though he didn’t get off to the best of starts, James arguably took over the game in the fourth quarter as he finished with another triple double by scoring 32 points to go along 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

Now, it comes down to one game between these two teams on Thursday in what should go down as an epic Game 7.

As well as the Heat played in the fourth quarter, there were plenty of missed opportunities on the Spurs end where they could have ended up winning this game. Between Tim Duncan’s monster performance (30 points and 17 rebounds) to Ray Allen hitting a key three-point shot before the end of regulation, this game could have easily ended up with San Antonio winning their fifth championship in franchise history.

Instead, Thursday will certainly be a game for the record books as one final game will determine whether the Heat or Spurs will be crowned 2013 NBA Champions.

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